Changhae Park is Chief Intellectual Property Officer at NXP Semiconductors and is based in Austin, Texas. In this role he leads all aspects of IP matters including IP creation, IP counseling and IP monetization. Prior to this he was the head of IP monetization at NXP and chief IP officer at Freescale Semiconductor.
Changhae started as a research engineer in semiconductor industry and has an extensive technical background in semiconductor design, manufacturing and applications. He held several technical and managerial positions in Cypress semiconductor and Motorola’s semiconductor products sector before completing his MBA program and becoming the head of an R&D organization in Motorola. His career in IP monetization started while leading the R&D organization and was initially focused on technology transfer and licensing. This eventually led to an expanded role of managing all licensing in Motorola Semiconductor and later Freescale Semiconductor business lines. He has led numerous IP monetization campaigns and generated close to $2B from a number of deals with major corporations in the semiconductor and electronics industries around the world.
Changhae is originally from South Korea. He received his bachelor’s degree from Ajou University in Suwon, South Korea, his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MBA degree from Arizona State University.